User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Christ Child

Start collecting

Provenance

By 1921, Harry Fuld (b. 1879 - d. 1932), Frankfurt [see note 1]; by inheritance to his widow, Ida Maria Felsmann Fuld (b. 1884 - d. 1975), Frankfurt and London; consigned by Mrs. Fuld, through Wilhelm Henrich, Frankfurt, to Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York; 1970, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel to the MFA [see note 2]. (Accession Date: January 14, 1970) NOTES: [1] It was first published by Georg Swarzenski, "Deutsche Alabasterplastik des 15. Jahrhunderts," Städel-Jahrbuch 1 (1921): 195, fig. 141. [2] Hanns Swarzenski of the MFA recommended the sculpture for purchase (January 14, 1970), writing: "Mrs. Fuld recently gave the figure on commission to Saemy Rosenberg in New York."

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

German (Upper Rhine), Medieval (Gothic), about 1430

Object Place

Alsace, Germany

Dimensions

21.9 x 11.43 x 6.0 cm (8 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.10

Medium or Technique

Stone; polychrome alabaster

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture